MQF Level 1 Award in Basic Health and Safety Awareness at Construction and Building Sites

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Course Description

This award will lead to an accredited award in Basic Health and Safety Awareness at construction and building sites. The candidate will cover the introductory basics for Health and Safety in construction and building as part of the minimum requirements as published by the Subsidiary Legislation 424.36 of which may also be published and listed in the National Occupational Standards and OHSA. The intention of this application is to be in line with the training requirements for candidate/s who wishes to acquire the minimum basic knowledge, skills and competence in Basic Health and Safety awareness in construction and building sites at MQF Level 1.

Upon completion, you will be able to apply for the Safety Card which will become mandatory as from Jan 2024.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course programme learners will be able to:

  1. Define the basic role and responsibilities under the health and safety act.
  2. Understand the importance of using protective clothing at the place of work
  3. Describe the importance of Health and Safety Warning Signs and Notices
  4. Understand the importance of collaborating with colleagues and superiors at the workplace.
  5. Be aware of basic common hazards at the place of work which may include (dangerous substances, explosive materials, inflammable substances, cause of fires, electrical hazards
  6. Be Aware of the hazards and dangers associated with the use of handheld tools, power operated tools and other equipment.
  7. Define basic emergency procedures at the place or work including emergency telephone numbers.
  8. Define the dangers and hazards when working at heights, on scaffoldings and in confined spaces
  9. Understand the importance of maintaining tools and equipment in good state and repair.

Target Candidates

This course is intended for individuals seeking a vocational career in the building and construction sector operations of which may include small, medium and large building and other construction sites.

Course Code Duration Credit Value Next Intake FT/PT
LW/C/001 2 days 2 ECTS March 2024 PT
Contact Hours Placement Hours Self Study Hours Assessment Hours Total Learning Hours
10 2 35 3 50

Mode of Training

This Award is delivered through a series of interactive teaching sessions with an emphasis on case scenarios  Work examples will be discussed throughout the course.


The assessment for this course shall be held under invigilating conditions which includes mainly multiple-choice, case scenarios using hazard identifications and true or false questions. A re-sit will be provided to the candidates who fail their assessment within a week so the candidate would have enough ample time to re-study before taking the second and final assessment.


Awarding Body

Learning Works

Course Structure

Module 1: Basics of Health and Safety Awareness for the Building and Construction Sector - Part 1 (1 ECTS)

This study unit covers the minimum basic knowledge in Occupational Health and Safety procedures of safe working practices to prevent hazards to self which includes own personal responsibilities as required by OHSA and National Occupational Standards. This unit shall cover the importance of wearing protective gear and clothing, understanding important signs and notices including emergency safety procedures and whom to contact in the case of emergency.

Module 2: Basics of Health and Safety Awareness for the Building and Construction Sector - Part 2 (1 ECTS)

This module covers the hazards of dangerous substances, storage and use of dangerous chemicals. It will also cover the hazards associated with handheld power tools and the dangers and hazards working at heights.

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Price Policy:

  • All prices are applicable only for Maltese residents and EU citizens

All applicants must provide a digital copy of the following items, these can be uploaded after payment is complete. This is not required for Webinars:

  • ID Card (both sides) or Passport
  • Police Conduct (not older than 2 months) when the course requires it
  • Recent Photo or selfie
  • Certificates as per eligibility criteria

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You may apply for this course online by clicking on the Apply Now button above. Alternatively, you may request a form from our administration office in Qormi. International candidates who apply need to provide a copy of a valid Visa for Malta (where applicable) and passport with their application.